Guadalupe López-Íñiguez (b. 1983) is a Spanish cellist and interdisciplinary researcher based in Finland. She holds a PhD in Psychology (awarded the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize and with distinctions Summa Cum Laude and International Mention) from the Autonomous University of Madrid, and a Master’s Degree in Classical Music Performance from the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts Helsinki, among other postgraduate diplomas in musicology and education. Guadalupe is currently Adjunct Professor of Music Education at the Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts (CERADA) of the University of the Arts Helsinki, Postdoctoral Researcher and teacher at the Sibelius Academy, and member of the board of directors of the Spanish Association for Psychology of Music and Musical Performance. She is specialized in the educational psychology of music, historically informed performance, artistic research, and research methodology.
Guadalupe has been mentored by prestigious modern, nineteenth-century, and baroque cello masters, and is especially grateful for the encouragement received from mentors Rafael Ramos and Markku Luolajan-Mikkola. She has appeared as a soloist at the Fabulous Fringe concert series of the Utrecht Early Music Festival (NL), the Bergheim Cello Solo Festival (DE), the BRQ Vantaa Festival (FI), the American Beethoven Center (US), the Soiva Akatemia Festival (FI), the Aino Ackté Festival (FI), Sibafest (FI), among others. Upcoming engagements include classical-romantic music for cello and fortepiano at key venues in Europe and Russia. Guadalupe is an artist for Mediaset TV International and Iberia with the program ‘Musical Cities,’ and recently released her debut album with the complete cello works by Gabrielli and Scarlatti for Alba Records, which has already been critically acclaimed. She is currently preparing the recording of the complete cello works by Mendelssohn with pianist Olga Andryushchenko. Guadalupe also plays at times with the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra and various professional early-music ensembles. In earlier years she was selected as principal cellist for the youth orchestras in the communities of Madrid and Valencia, and in the city of Oviedo (Spain).
In the field of research, she presents her work regularly at international congresses and has been published in books and different impact journals indexed in the ISI Web of Knowledge (JCR-SSCI and A&HCI). She also serves as an expert for various journals, conferences, and institutions, and has received numerous scholarships and awards. She is currently conducting her own artistic research project, funded by the Kone Foundation (2016–2018), studying the works for fortepiano and cello by Beethoven and Mendelssohn by combining multidisciplinary perspectives. In addition, Guadalupe has worked since 2008 as a researcher in various well-funded collaborative research projects in Europe (e.g. I+D+i, Finnish Academy) related to the psychology of learning and arts education. She is also the first editor of the Ibero-American Handbook of Educational Psychology of Music (in preparation). Her PhD, which was awarded in 2014 and carried out (on full scholarship FPU-UAM) under the supervision of Prof. Juan Ignacio Pozo, focused on the analysis of the psychological processes in the acquisition of musical knowledge in instrument players, teachers, and students of string instruments, particularly from constructivist perspectives.